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Re: Do parents know about this forum?

Post by huggermugger » Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:11 pm

Am quite sure there are venerable OB's & Members of Staff (no doubt equally venerable) who are much better placed than me who can do the deed. Please?

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Re: Do parents know about this forum?

Post by Eruresto » Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:18 pm

Haha, I'll give it a go! Just drop it into conversation :D
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Re: Do parents know about this forum?

Post by lonelymom » Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:36 pm

Yay! Go Eruresto!!! :D

(Let us know what he says... and don't say it was our idea!)
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Re: Do parents know about this forum?

Post by lonelymom » Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:42 pm

huggermugger wrote:Right -oh; will bring it up next time we share a sherry :yawinkle:
Is everyone invited to these soirees? Or is it by invite only? I don't like sherry, could I have a g+t?
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Re: Do parents know about this forum?

Post by eagerdad » Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:01 pm

Well I will be telling every parent I meet in May on New Entrants Day! Perhaps JT could lurk at the railway station with flyers for the site. :lol:

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Re: Do parents know about this forum?

Post by lonelymom » Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:05 pm

eagerdad wrote:Well I will be telling every parent I meet in May on New Entrants Day! Perhaps JT could lurk at the railway station with flyers for the site. :lol:
Good idea, let's spread the word! We'll get JT a sandwich board made, he can give out his flyers, and we'll get him a megaphone too :)
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Re: Do parents know about this forum?

Post by Eruresto » Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:29 pm

For all that hard work, I think he'd deserve a sandwich as well as a sandwich board!
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Re: Do parents know about this forum?

Post by lonelymom » Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:45 pm

Maybe there will be refreshments at huggermugger's soiree!
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Re: Do parents know about this forum?

Post by icomefromalanddownunder » Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:48 pm

huggermugger wrote:Am quite sure there are venerable OB's & Members of Staff (no doubt equally venerable) who are much better placed than me who can do the deed. Please?

Hmmmm, well, I'm far from venerable, but if you think that an aussie accent might make him more amenable ............................... :lol:

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Re: Do parents know about this forum?

Post by lonelymom » Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:56 pm

It's worth a try! If you're willing to give it a go. :wink:
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Re: Do parents know about this forum?

Post by thriftymatron » Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:30 pm

I only joined recently, although I had known of its existence for years, following a discussion at school about what information parents might want to have available on the school website (which is currently being reviewed for an update). When I read some of the posts I felt compelled to take part, especially as I have been on both sides of the fence - parent and staff.

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Re: Do parents know about this forum?

Post by lonelymom » Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:10 pm

thriftymatron wrote:following a discussion at school about what information parents might want to have available on the school website (which is currently being reviewed for an update).
So do you think there's a chance there might be a link to this forum from the school website when it is updated?
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Re: Do parents know about this forum?

Post by thriftymatron » Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:29 pm

lonelymom wrote:
thriftymatron wrote:following a discussion at school about what information parents might want to have available on the school website (which is currently being reviewed for an update).
So do you think there's a chance there might be a link to this forum from the school website when it is updated?
I don't think so but I can ask.

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Re: Do parents know about this forum?

Post by jtaylor » Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:51 pm

The forum was pretty controverial when it was launched. If you look back to some of the very earliest posts, you may find some of them.
I had a few discussion/battles to overcome - initially the forum was blocked by CH's content filters, and hence Deps/Grecians couldn't access it. I was told confidently by an influencial Almoner that it would never succeed, we'd never engage with the any of the pupils, and that we'd never overcome any of the child-protection concerns! Putting in place the "over 16s" policy solved that one, and the rest is history!

I'm keen it remain "unofficial" - but there's nothing to stop us have new sections which are more closely linked to the school, provided the overall independence is maintained. Any new ideas are very welcome.

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Re: Do parents know about this forum?

Post by YadaYada » Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:35 pm

I looked on the school website for the school forum but couldnt find it - assumed it was me as the website isnt the easiest to use so Googled and found this - by far the most useful source of support and info I have found - in fact, would be lost without it!

The more that join the stronger it will get.

Why can't we get something in the school newsletter about it? Personally I think the head and governors would appreciate an open forum - especially when they can lurk incognito!

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